Govt. to seek direction on 18A from SC

5 November 2013 12:08 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The government is to seek an interpretation on the 18th Amendment to the Constitution from the Supreme Court regarding the time period during which a Presidential Election could be held during the second term of office of the incumbent.

Accordingly, the government is to seek a direction from the Supreme Court due to the fact that the 18th amendment to the Constitution which removed the two term bar of a President, does not contain clauses which state the period during which a Presidential election could be called for during the second term in office.

Prior to the passing of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution the incumbent President could call for a Presidential election for the second term after concluding four years in office.

However, the 18th amendment does not specify the time period after which an election could be called for. (Ajantha Kumara Agalakada).

  Comments - 7

  • sukirichuti Tuesday, 05 November 2013 11:48 AM

    Well said "mayhem" and Janaka Kalansuriya. Both of you have hit the nail on the head.

    Yuri Wednesday, 06 November 2013 10:19 AM

    most probably Tamils will enjoy , just to watch the Singhala suffer for next 4 decades

    Janaki Kalansuriya Tuesday, 05 November 2013 11:16 AM

    For our foreign friends who read these columns, this is what we term in Sinhala "Horage Ammagen Pena Aseema". A fruitless inquiry.

    mayhem Tuesday, 05 November 2013 11:19 AM

    There is no need to consult the SC. Whatever the majesty thinks is what the SC is going to say. So why this farce? Waste of court time.

    Iqbal Wednesday, 06 November 2013 10:37 AM

    De factonCJ will deliver the ruling as wished by the president, a favour reciprocated.

    Jacoob Wednesday, 06 November 2013 02:39 AM


    Hitting the nail on the head .?? that we had done few years ago on each of our heads .. nothing new puthe!!

    hks Wednesday, 06 November 2013 11:38 AM

    any sensible person can guess the SC's verdict on this issue !!

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